Children Come First
Pull toys and push toys, rings to jump into and out of, tunnels to crawl through, child's floor ladder to balance on, and pillows to crawl over and climb on. Entice the child to use muscles and work on coordination and concentration. There is active physical play and times of quiet concentration.
Talking is supported by the teachers communicating at diaper changing time and at feeding time using direct eye contact. Children's songs are played, sang, and danced to. Objects are named,
books are read, and puppets tell stories. Language and movement predominate the daily
planning in the classroom.
It is the instrument we most use, singing and talking all day long with our babies. We also play soothing music and have toys for your young child. Hand drums and rattles, squishy/crinkly toys, and nature sounds abound in the classroom.
Everything is available for the infant to explore. Different flooring, soft blankets, and bumpy mats invite the child to touch and experience these when she begins to move and crawl.
Marked bottles filled with milk
Pack and play sheets (fresh 2 times a week)
Extra clothing marked with names
Favorite baby bibs
Diapers, cream, and wipes
We would love to answer any questions or enroll your child today!
Happy children are those finding out about themselves, others and their world. If you ask our children who taught them how to read, they usually say, “I taught myself”.
The well-trained eye of the Montessori teacher plans and orchestrates the classroom based on the needs of each child under her care.
The child helps with his own diaper changing and begins to feed himself. There is a potty chair in the classroom to practice with. He learns to express ideas and needs and is encouraged to grow in language, music, and movement.
A sense of accomplishment and belonging along with an appreciation of self-worth begin here and continue throughout the entire Montessori curriculum.
Now they can get the water for washing the baby or scrubbing the pig. The painting easel is available, but they can paint at the table as well. Colored pencils and paper are ready on the shelf as well as chalkboards and chalk. Some things they had before and some things are new to use and explore.
The two-year-old finds out that he can put on the painting apron or the apron for water works all by himself. He can help get ready for snack and lunch by washing his hands and getting a cup and a napkin. He helps with spooning and pouring. He is in charge of the “operations”.
For Language: The boys and girls like to name the things in the classroom. Teachers encourage attention to language when they use finger puppets and flannel boards for stories. Children love the games with letter sounds, matching cards, and counting. Everything in our nature walks stimuli new words and experiences related to the animals, plants, and people they see.
For Motor Development: The balance beam is one of our children's favorites. They also have large
soft balls for throwing, rings for jumping into or twirling around, and bean bags for balancing and throwing. The area has surrounding parks and our playground supports climbing, jumping,
throwing, and tossing. Every day the children use the dress -up corner, the blocks, the doll house,
and the trains for playing with others.
Little individual rugs give each child their own space for working alone or inviting a friend. Pretty dishes hold materials for spooning or using tongs or pouring for the development of the hand.
For more information on the trained and certified teachers responsible for each group of children, please see our Faculty Page.